Iran's Urban Planning Rapper

Shahkar Binesh-Pajouh has a doctorate in urban planning and raps about the problems of poverty.
September 4, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A smartly dressed singer is winning fans and annoying conservatives in Iran with music far from its roots in US ghettoes...

"I chose rap because I can say many things with it, not because I live like a rapper," said Binesh-Pajouh in his affluent north Tehran apartment... He said it took four years for the Culture Ministry to approve a rap album and it did so only after he deleted six songs from his original 10."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Friday, September 3, 2004 in Alliance For Redesigning Government
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